[2023 Solved] How VLC Play Blu-Ray on Windows 10

VLC is an open source media player, converter, and even an editor. It can be used on operating systems like Windows, Mac, etc. One of its functional abilities is to play blue-ray without losing quality.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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As a cross-platform and open source video converter, the VLC media player offers various functions to deal with media files like converting, playing, and editing video and audio files. Playing video is its key function as it let you watch a video in high quality. Also, it can play types of media files, so VLC can also be used to play Blu-rays videos easily.

vlc media player blu ray

Blu-ray media playback is now available in the latest version of VLC. You can watch Blu-ray videos with VLC easily. Follow this post to learn how VLC play Blu ray. In the end part, you also know how to play video in the VLC alternative. 

How to Play Blu-Ray with VLC Media Player on Windows 10

Featured with the ability to store high-quality video and data, Blu-ray disc is a format of DVD that reaches 1080p video resolution. Many users watch videos in this format. If you want to play Blu-ray videos, the VLC media player is the choice. 

Actually, the VLC media player can't offer this function until the launch of libbluray, which makes it available to play Blu-ray. Therefore, before using VLC, you need to download Blu-ray video library file for VLC on your computer. 

Key Features of VLC:

  • Play almost all media files on VLC
  • Convert audio to video on Windows/Mac
  • Stream media from the internet or the local file
  • Simply edit the media file like rotating, etc.

How to play Blu ray on VLC on Windows 10:

Step 1. Download and install the VLC media player on Windows. Then, download the Blu-ray video library file for VLC. When installing the Blu-ray library file, you need to put it in the right location of your computer. 

Step 2. After installing the video library file, you need to open the VLC media player. Click "Media Tab" > "Open Disc". Or hold down the Crtl + D on the keyboard. 

Then, the "Open Media" window is shown, and click "Disc" > "Blu-ray". Select "Browse" to import the resource from the computer. Here, you see the "Select a device or a video window". Import the Blu-ray video. After that, click "Play". 

vlc blu ray open

Step 3. It starts playing the Blu-ray video on the VLC media player. 

How to Change Region Code on VLC Media Player

After viewing this post, you know how VLC play Blu ray. While you may face the issue "VLC not play Blu-ray" sometimes. It could be the reason that the region codes of the player are not matched. By changing it to a suitable level, the VLC player can successfully play the media file. Now, change the region code by following the below steps. 

Step 1. From the top toolbar in the VLC media player, click "Tool" > "Preferences". Then, hit "All" to show more options. 

settings in vlc media player

Step 2. After clicking "All", see the "Advanced Preferences" window. Click "Input / Codecs" > "Access modules" > "Blu-ray". 

blu ray in vlc

Step 3. Here, you can change the region code in "Region A", "Region B", or "Region C". 

change region in vlc

After changing the region code, if VLC does not play Blu-ray as well, then it might be other reasons. 

Fixes for VLC Won't Play Blu-ray Video

  • 1. Download the latest version of the VLC. You can uninstall the old VLC and download the VLC from the official website. 
  • 2. Avoid putting the Blu-ray video library file for VLC in the wrong location. Be careful when you save the software. 
  • 3. Digitize and rip the Blu-rays on VLC.

Bonus Tips: How to Play Video on Windows 10

EaseUS Video Converter is known as the dedicated Windows converting software on Windows 10. You can convert video to video, extract audio from video, and even convert video files in batch. Apart from conversion, it can be used as a video or audio player on Windows. You can watch your favorite show on this software easily. 

You can play a variety of video files like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, WEBM, M4V, etc. Also, audio files like MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and other audio resources can be played on this software as well. It offers high quality audio and video playback. Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust the volume of the imported video to meet your requirement. 

Key Features:

Play videos without losing quality on Windows! No watermark is left on the exported video. 

How to play video files on Windows PC:

Step 1. Download and open EaseUS Video Converter. Then, drag your video into this software. 

Step 2. Once the media file is listed in the software, right-click it and hit "Play". Or you can click the play button above the video. Then, you will see a new window with the playing video. 

Step 3. Apart from playing the video file, you can convert the imported file to another format. It's accessible to get a video format in MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. What's more, you can even extract the audio file from a video. 

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